Brazos Christian upsets Shiner St. Paul advances to TAPPS 2A State Semifinals

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BRYAN, Texas -- The Brazos Christian Eagle football team upset top ranked Shiner St. Paul 40-14 Friday night at Woodlands Christian Academy to advance to the TAPPS 2A State Semifinals.

After holding Shiner on their opening drive Bryce Steel hit Blake Smith for an 84 yard TD on BCS’s 2nd offensive play to take a 7-0 lead and never looked back.

After swapping TD’s the game was 14-7 after 1. The 2nd quarter belonged to the defenses.

The only score came when Gib Tucker forced a fumble on the sack at the 3 and Garret Fowler picked it up and returned it for a TD for a 20-7 BCS half time lead.

After no scoring in the 3rd quarter, Shiner got within 6 on a long drive finished off by Conor Kresta.

BCS went back down the field to get some breathing room again on a 13 yard post to Parker Smith on 3rd and 10.

The following pooch kick by Blake Griffin was fumbled and recovered by Tucker Hartis.

Hartis followed that up with a 5 TD run to put the game out of reach. Chris Coleman finished off the scoring on a 1 yard run after a 32 yard run by him to take it to the 1.

First half Shiner held Hartis in check in the keeping him to under 60 yards, but he had a big 4th quarter when BCS needed to run the clock.

Bryce Steel to Blake Smith were the big plays in the first half hooking up 3 time for 153 yards to get BCS offense rolling.

Bryce Steel threw for 220 yards and 2 TD’s while Tucker Hartis ran for 149 yards and 2 TD, Blake Smith had 4 catches for 163 and a TD.

Leading tacklers are Parker Smith 13 Garrett Fowler 10 and Jeb Miller 9.

Interceptions were made by Ben Weber, Zach Oelze, and Cooper Kay.

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total

Brazos Christian 14 6 0 20 40

Shiner 7 0 0 7 14

1st Quarter

BCS – 9:06 – Bryce Steel 84 yard pass to Blake Smith, PAT Blake Griffin

BCS – 3:28 – Tucker Hartis 13 yard run, PAT Blake Griffin

Shiner - :21 - Joseph Natal 3 yard run, PAT Frank Benes

2nd Quarter

BCS – 8:01 – Forced fumble by Gibb Tucker returned 3 yards by Garrett Fowler, 2 pt no good

3rd Quarter

4th Quarter

Shiner – 10:14 – Conor Kresta 1 yard run, PAT Frank Benes

BCS – 6:34 – Bryce Steel 13 yard pass to Parker Smith, 2 pt no good

BCS – 5:39 – Tucker Hartis 5 yard run, PAT Blake Griffin

BCS – 3:01 – Chris Coleman 1 yard run, PAT Blake Griffin

BCS Shiner

First Downs 13 7

Rush/yards 35-209 34-203

Passing yards 220 47

PA-PC-PI 9-17-1 4-17-3

Fumbles/lost 2-2 2-2

Penalties/yards 2-10 11-94

Individual Stats

Top rushers:

BCS: Tucker Hartis 24-149

Shiner: Joseph Natal 9-84,

Top Passers:

BCS: Bryce Steel 9-17-220-2TD-1INT

Shiner: River Haynes 4-17-47-0TD-3INT

Top Receivers:

BCS: Blake Smith 4-163, Parker Smith 4-45

Shiner: Joseph Natal 1-26

Next Game is State Semi-final, site and time to be determined